ERIC Number: ED048871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Report of the Dissemination Advisory Committee to the National Center for Educational Communication, U.S. Office of Education.
Brickell, Henry; And Others
The National Center for Educational Communication (NCEC) has shifted its emphasis from dissemination of information toward the broad objective of improvement in educational practice. With this change, the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system will no longer serve as the focal point of the operation. In its discussions of NCEC's new role, the Advisory Board recommended: (1) establishment of multiple-stop Practice Centers in preference to one-stop centers, (2) enhancement of existing centers toward eventual incorporation within a network of such centers, (3) development of evaluation schemes to assess the work of these centers, (4) consideration of the user's viewpoint as a basic element in communication system development, (5) establishment of use incentives, (6) improved communication practices utilizing media technology and (7) greater involvement with existing related organizations and agencies. Other policy matters to be considered by NCEC include changes in the school as an institution, higher productivity in the field of education, improvements inside and outside the profession, the active and passive roles of information centers, advancement of educational technology, electronic networks, packaged information outputs, improved reporting, cooperative action, response to increased demands for service, and systematic development of a national communication system. (AB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.